Is it relevant to stick to the obsolete style of learning, when you can exploit the advantages of technology to make learning more effective and more enjoyable?
Previous mode of classroom learning with chalkboards and dusters is ready to bid you a good farewell and technology is here to take the place. So, what are the things replacing fast the conventional components of teaching and learning? First of all, learning through the hi-tech gadgets, instead of sitting in an in-person classroom, is the next-gen way of education.
One of the most fantastic ways of this technology-based learning includes mobile phones which are once supposed to be used only for conversational purpose. Mobile phones have been found to serve a good way of learning and teaching. And academicians have already started planning to use education with mobile learning as a way to get learning process continuously connected irrespective of temporal and physical distance.
Google Docs and Google Form
A step further, information technology has really come up as the revolutionary guide to innovative education. You know what? Teachers and students can now always keep in touch whenever they remain online. And, this can be best materialised for teaching. A student executes his assignment on Google docs, and whenever a student works on any topic his teacher can see how his student is doing. Is not it a magic integration of technology and education? So, assigning class work through Google docs a teacher remains always in the position to have a close eye on his students. Whenever any student starts working on the shared docs the teacher gets notified in his chrome browser.
Like Google docs, Google form is equally useful to enjoy an unbroken communication between students and teachers, making education much more compact and connected. Google form is an integral part of Google drive, where anything updated or included is automatically shared among the network. So, a teacher is now at ease to include any further assignment or to make any changes in his allotted works. With a single click he can have his students aware of his command. In this age of internet are we to close our eyes to these advantages we can explore through technology and give education a more meaningful dimension?
Educators and educational institutions are, however, not in the mood of ignoring such great advantages that can be drawn through technology-based learning process such as iLearn which is a kind of virtual campus from where students can access to collect study materials, assignments, online library, past papers, and contact with their tutors and other students. This sort of online platform is used by many online education providers like RDI to have their students enjoy 24/7 access to study materials, and be a part of a supportive and vibrant learning community for online group discussions, workshops, up-to-date schedules, assessment and feedback.
These technological developments have led us to think about a more convenient and comfortable way of education. Distance learning with such technological advancements makes it easy to fit around one’s life. With so many flexibilities whereby one can always stay connected with his learning programme, would anyone prefer to go back to the classroom boundaries of a brick and mortar institution? I guess, no. You can enjoy your job parallel to your study with this large array of technological devices enabling you to study while you work. So why to spend a whole lot of time in classroom, when one can enjoy the marvels of such comfortable and convenient learning?
Jan Felton is an educationist and a regular blogger on online education. He guides students and working professionals towards a successful career. Through this article, author Jan Felton shows that in this technological era everything including education has witnessed the advancement of technology thereby making education successful through online study course .
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